|Born||December 7, 1920 in Vaiano, Italy|
|Died||October 19, 2012 in Monza, Italy|
|Pro Career||1940 – 1956|
|Teams||Bianchi (1940-1947), Viscontea (1948), Arbos (1949), Nivea-Fuchs (1950-1951), Ganna (1952-1953), Arbos (1954), Nivea-Fuchs (1955), Bottecchia (1956)|
|Major Wins||3 Giro d’Italia (1948, 1951, 1955), 3 Milan-San Remo (1948, 1951, 1955), 2 Tour of Flanders (1949, 1950), 1 Paris-Roubaix (1949)|
Fiorenzo Magni was an Italian professional road bicycle racer who was born in Vaiano, Italy on December 7, 1920. He began riding as an amateur before becoming a professional in 1940. Magni soon established himself as one of the sport’s elite cyclists, with excellent performances in several of the sport’s most prestigious races highlighting his career.
Magni is most known for his three Giro d’Italia victories, one of the world’s most prestigious stage events. He won the race three times: in 1948, 1951, and 1955, and he also finished on the podium five times during his career. Magni was a tough and tenacious rider, and his Giro d’Italia victories are legendary. He resigned from professional cycling in 1956, having won 76 races.
Magni scored numerous important victories throughout his career, in addition to his success in the Giro d’Italia. In 1948 and 1951, he won the Milan-San Remo classic, and in 1949, 1950, and 1951, he won the Tour of Flanders three times. Magni also competed for Italy on the national squad and won the road race at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London.
Magni was known for his gruff and no-nonsense style off the bike. He was a tough competitor who expected the best from himself and his teammates, and he was never afraid to say what he thought. Magni remained active in cycling after retiring as a team manager and race organizer, and he was a well-known personality in the sport until his death on October 19, 2012, at the age of 91.
Fiorenzo Magni’s Most Significant Achievements:
|1948||Giro d’Italia victory|
|1948||Milan-San Remo victory|
|1948||Olympic road race victory|
|1949||Tour of Flanders victory|
|1950||Tour of Flanders victory|
|1951||Giro d’Italia victory|
|1951||Milan-San Remo victory|